Louise Anderson

Research Director



Louise is Research Director at Notpla, developing sustainable seaweed and plant based alternatives to traditional packaging materials. Louise is a Chartered Chemist with a PhD in Materials Science (QMUL) and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from UCL. Louise has worked as a Research Portfolio Manager with EPSRC (now UKRI) and also within several technical startup roles including developing waterproofing coatings for electronics. Louise was previously Head of R&D at THE UNSEEN creating the world’s first prismatic colour hair dye with Henkel (Schwarzkopf Professional). Louise joined Notpla in 2021 with the ambition to harness nature for the creation of truly sustainable packaging materials.


About Notpla
Notpla creates truly sustainable packaging solutions from seaweed and plants that disappear naturally, giving consumers the convenience of single-use, without the plastic waste. Winner of the prestigious Earthshot Prize, Notpla are famed for their edible liquid packaging, Ooho, their takeaway box coating and single-use film sachet replacements. To date, their solutions have already replaced 2.8 million pieces of single-use plastic from entering our environment.

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